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The Youthful Youssou N’Dour

By Richard Gehr, Contributor

Scholars in the field of Youssology - i.e., the study of all things pertaining to the life and music of mbalax star Youssou N'dour, the most widely embraced and critically acclaimed African artist of the past two decades - have lately been focusing their collective attention on the singer's earliest performances, recorded while he was still a teenager. Despite his age, there's very little juvenilia in the music N'dour made during the late 1970s, prior to… more »